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8 Augmented Reality Headsets That Have Users and Non-Users Excited

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It seems like only yesterday that Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality were nothing more than science fiction; a pipe dream of tech enthusiast which people thought would never pan out. Today, Virtual Reality has reached impressive levels which have shattered the simple dreams of the science fiction era; and Augmented Reality is becoming so common place that it’s being utilized…

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Infographic – All About Virtual Reality

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Virtual Reality is a completely artificial 3D environment that fully immerses the user.  VR has made strides not only in the entertainment industry, but in education, health care, real estate, eCommerce, tourism, military, law enforcement, and advertising as well. There are many advantages to using Virtual Reality in the business realm. It personalizes customer engagement, saves money, time and resources,…

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Infographic – Augmented Reality vs Virtual Reality

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With both Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality growing in popularity, it is important to understand the difference between the two. Augmented Reality blends virtual reality with real life, putting virtual items into real worlds. AR consists of 25% virtual and 75% real environments, making it only partially immersive. Users are able to still be in touch with reality, while at…

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Infographic – Oculus Rift

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The Oculus Rift is one of many Virtual Reality devices currently on the market, and with the wide variety of VR devices on the market, it may be difficult to see the differences and decide which is the best fit for you. With its wide field of view, the Oculus Rift immerses users into an amazing world outside of their…

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Infographic – Virtual Reality in the Classroom

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As technology advances many schools and teachers are implementing more up-to-date technology into the classroom to aid in students’ learning. In fact 2 out of 3 teachers consider themselves to be “innovators” when it comes to adding technology into lessons. Teachers believe that Virtual Reality can have a large impact on how kids learn, with 85% feeling it would have…

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Infographic – How We Use AR

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Both Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality are growing in popularity across a variety of industries. The reputation of both is that they are primarily used for gaming and entertainment; however AR is actually being used to assist doctors, engineers, teachers, and more in their professions. By introducing AR into the classroom, students will have a new way to learn by being able to see a…

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Infographic – What to Know About the Oculus Rift

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In 2012, Palmer Luckey created a Kick-starter campaign to raise money for what would become the Oculus Rift. Shortly thereafter in 2014, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg bought the company for an impressive $2 billion. This VR device can track facial expressions to display on a virtual avatar, has wireless hand controllers to mimic movement, and allows for a 360 degree perspective. Several different kinds…

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Infographic – The History and Future of Augmented Reality

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Unlike Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality does not immerse its user into a new environment; it enhances one’s reality by overlaying digital information onto things being viewed on a digital device. Though AR is rising in popularity in 2016, variations of it have been around since 1957 with Mortin Helig’s Sensorama machine as one such example. In 1999, the ARToolKit was…

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